CAPPA New Parent Educator Training
Jun
2
to Jun 3

CAPPA New Parent Educator Training

Join con-developer of the New Parent Educator program, Laura Nance, for this amazing training that will prepare you to teach classes to new and expecting parents!

The New Parent Educator is a modern teacher for today’s modern parents. This isn’t just about teaching bathing and diapering. This is teaching the heavy stuff that parents need to know. How to soothe a baby. How to support sleep. How to keep relationships strong after the birth of the baby. What to expect from a postpartum body. How to understand baby cues. And so much more.

This class in New York City will be taught on June 2 & 3, from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM both days.

Investment:
Early Bird Pricing (through April 1, 2018) 595.00
Regular Pricing (April 1-May 1, 2018) 645.00
Late Registration Pricing (After May 1, 2018) 695.00

Special Pricing available for anyone who has taken Kristy Zadrozny's trainings. Please email me at Kristy@expectingnyc.com for additional information

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Birthkeepers: The Wounded Healers with Lesley Everest from Motherwit, Montreal
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Birthkeepers: The Wounded Healers with Lesley Everest from Motherwit, Montreal

Join Lesley Everest, founder of MotherWit Doula Training, as she discusses the "irreconcilable things". If you are a birth worker, you have undoubtedly witnessed injustices such as disparity of care, behaviours of birth attendants which violate a birth giver's/parent's sovereignty, or even impingement upon your own boundaries, created by your own need to "go the distance".  These experiences impact us, eroding our sense of joy with the work as well as our very wellbeing.  Learn about how common it is for birth attendants to come to the work with past experiences which play out in the patterns we often see.  We will engage techniques to examine where in the body we hold on to these energies that are irreconcilable with our values, and create a space within which we can ceremonially transform these experiences into powerful insight and healing.  

Lesley Everest is a doula. Within her quarter of a century expanse of tending to pregnant, birthing, postpartum families as well as those at the end of life, Lesley established MotherWit, which is a doula care agency in Canada as well as a "boutique" North American training organization.  Her background includes many different bodywork certifications, professional training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, seminary trained ordained interspiritual ministry, and deep transformational coaching.  Lesley is a mother of 4, a writer, a dynamic speaker, a builder of nourishing community, a business woman, and a survivor of advanced cancer. She is a passionate minister to the birthworker spirit for career sustainability and a thriving life.  Lesley provides insightful support for extraordinary transformation.

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It's all about Communication, with Elly Taylor of Becoming Us
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

It's all about Communication, with Elly Taylor of Becoming Us

We somehow convinced Elly Taylor from AUSTRALIA to visit us in NYC to present her groundbreaking work on communication for parents to be. Doulas, you are on the front lines here, and this workshop promises to offer you profound and applicable tools to prepare your clients to thrive! 

A little bit about Elly: she is on a mission to help professionals do a better job of preparing parents for the realities of early parenthood. We have high rates of Perinatal Mood Disorders and relationship distress that we could be reducing risks for - by giving couples the knowledge, skills, and foresight to anticipate and work through the changes and challenges. 
Elly describes her class as a cross between Gottman's Bringing Baby Home and Brene Brown's Daring Way, but it's based on her own research and experience and the approach she developed from that. She is AMAZING. Save the date!

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Business Structure Know How
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Business Structure Know How

Business Structure Know How: 

Join Kristy Zadrozny, founder of Expecting(nyc), to learn how to work through the nitty gritty of running a doula business in NYC. You don't have to have an MBA to start your doula practice, but you DO need a solid structure to create ease around taxes, client management, and record keeping. Kristy has over ten years experience running a successful, profitable doula practice almost exclusively through word of mouth referrals. 

Here's what we will cover: 

  • getting the client, consultations, selling your service
  • contracts and invoicing your clients — getting PAID, what should you be charging? 
  • client communication structures
  • prenatal visit outlines
  • banking, record keeping, and taxes
  • developing your practice to best represent you
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Find YOUR Voice: Shaping your Doula Business to Best Rep You with Ash Spivak from Our Brilliant Bodies and Co Founder Cycles+Sex
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Find YOUR Voice: Shaping your Doula Business to Best Rep You with Ash Spivak from Our Brilliant Bodies and Co Founder Cycles+Sex

Birth work is a crazy job. You work on call.  You get no practice or apprenticeships. You have to learn as you go, with very little guidance outside of your own intuition. 

And as awesome as this can be, it is also HARD.  We spend so much time helping others get unstuck, helping others find their voice, that sometimes it is hard to remember we also need to harness our own.  We also need to check-in and see the places where we may be stuck in our own lives and in our birth practices.

We each have an incredibly rich and unique bag of tricks (literally and metaphorically!) So how can we use the tools we teach, ourselves? 

We will explore the areas we've been stuck or contracted in the past (both in birth and in our own lives) as well as deep dive into the core reasons why we each do this work, what we want to get out of it, and how we can best apply these themes so we can expand our selves and our businesses. 

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Comforting Touch for Birth: workshop for doulas
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Comforting Touch for Birth: workshop for doulas

A 3-Hour Workshop for Caregivers and Partners
with Yiska Obadia

In this 2 hour session attendees with learn core principles of touch to support clients during labor. We will also practice a couple of hands on techniques to bring comfort and ease to women in labor while avoiding excessive personal strain. You will leave with new tools and awareness to better serve your clients and yourself!

Yiska Obadia is a Birth Doula, licensed acupuncturist and bodyworker with 23 years of experience. She practices in Morningside Heights and teaches Comforting Touch for Birth, Postpartum, Doulas, Expectant Parents and Babies!

 

 

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Preparing for Caring: touch and handling practices for professional caregivers
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Preparing for Caring: touch and handling practices for professional caregivers

A 3-Hour Workshop for Caregivers
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews

Come learn about how you can support your baby’s movement and perceptual development before you meet them. Our approach is based on principles of Body-Mind Centering®, including valuing process over milestones and respecting each child’s timing as their whole self develops.

  • Would you like to have more confidence about handling and interacting with a small baby?
  • Would you like to practice handling skills (picking up, setting down, transferring)?
  • Would you like to know the positions that help a baby feel oriented and secure, and the positions that help them learn to move?
  • Would you like to learn about a philosophy and principles that can guide you as you develop your own relationship with your baby?

How we handle a baby affects all aspects of development: their patterns of perception, their problem solving abilities, their emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and their sense of agency in the world. A child’s early experiences of movement and touch influence their ability to self-soothe and self-regulate, and to relate to themselves and others throughout their life.

Your habits and choices about how you pick up your baby, set them down and hand them to others can facilitate (or inadvertently impede) their later movement choices. Before your baby arrives, come learn about how you can support their movement and perceptual development.

This workshop has been developed by Sarah Barnaby and Amy Matthews, who are certified Infant Developmental Movement Educators. Their approach is based on principles of Body-Mind Centering® that include valuing process over milestones and respecting each child’s timing. Each offering of the workshop will be taught by Sarah or Amy.

Through a combination of discussion, demonstration and practice (with dolls), we’ll explore these themes and topics:

Gravity and the “fourth trimester”: supporting your baby’s arrival after birth: safety, comfort and bonding; the relational aspects of listening to, interpreting, responding to and supporting your baby’s rhythms and timing.

Touch and handling: touch and handling principles and techniques around picking them up and setting them down; side-lying and tummy time as positions for orienting and relating to gravity; supporting your baby’s cyclical movements of flexion and extension through “baby ball”

Developmental movement: overview of development: the movement patterns and progressions that babies go through as they make their way to walking

Self-regulation, adaptability and resilience: supporting your baby’s rhythms and cycles: rest and activity, internal and external attention, timing, flexion and extension; “baby ball”

Crying: supporting your baby’s crying, processing and expression

Preparatory self-care for caregivers: adult developmental movement: pathways that support getting down to and up from the floor with a baby

Class size is limited. This workshop is appropriate for anybody who holds and handles (or plans to handle) babies, including parents, doulas, nannies, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers.

 

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